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on January 8, 2020


why is the "or agore" ignore in the setup?? I diagramed it like mp or a----> gc : just because "all" introduces a sufficient and in this case (mp or a) is the sufficient and gc will become necessary? am i completely wrong?

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Skylar on January 19, 2020

@naty0405, happy to help!

I assume you are referring to the second sentence in the passage of Example #4, which reads "By that period, however, Greek cities all had marketplaces, or agore."

In this case, the word agore is offered as the name for a Greek marketplace, not as a new/different compound variable. The key indicator of this is the comma before the word "or." We do not need to diagram both MP and A because they refer to the same thing, and we choose MP to keep our diagrams consistent with earlier S->N variables.

Moreover, you are correct that the word "all" introduces Sufficient, but in this case the Sufficient is "Greek cities." The phrase "Greek cities all had marketplaces" is the same as "All Greek cities had marketplaces," where the word "all" refers to "Greek cities" in both cases. Therefore, GC is our Sufficient condition and MP is our Necessary condition.

Does that make sense? Please reach out with any additional questions!